2019 | 3 (80) | 73-78
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Making Art with 3D Laser Cutting. Audio-enriched Tactile Poetry

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Poetry written for display in 3D digital space presents challenges for blind or visually impaired readers. One approach to making 3D poetry more accessible is to design real-world 3D models of the poetry lines so they can be touched and made audio responsive. The unpredicted effect of making talking tactile poetry models is that they now can be viewed as works of mixed medium art. Some of them have even been accepted into juried tactile art shows, which are becoming more common in national and international art centers, museums, and art galleries. This report explains how 3D laser cutting technology is used to make audio-responsive 3D poetry mixed medium art pieces highlighted by a “Best in Show” award at a national art show in October 2019 for a piece titled “Ferris Haiku”. It is of interest to note that making 3D poetry accessible can also lead to a tactile mixed medium art piece.
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